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In the last two months, Oregon has added more than 15 thousand jobs.

 

That is the largest job growth since December 2005 for the state.

 

State Economist Nick Bielichicks breaks down the numbers.

 

"Oregon added 6100 jobs in April which is pretty good, but less than the 8900 new jobs the state added in April. That is the strongest job growth that we've seen in the last twelve months."

 

Oregon's unemployment rate in April remained at 6.9 percent for the third month in a row.

 

The industries that added the most jobs include professional businesses services, healthcare and leisure and hospitality.

 

 

Traffic

 

 

  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • I-84,Troutdale MP 17 - 62, in the Coumbia Gorge remains closed. The highway is closed EB at Exit 17 in Troutdale. Trucks use US-26 to OR-35 as an alternate route.

 

  • Construction at 27th Street . Northbound Lane Closed from Ferguson to Bear Creek.  Detour in place.

 

  • 27th and Bear Creek Rd intersection varying traffic control changes

 

  • O.B. Riley Road South-bound lane closed south of Mervin Samples Rd (12/17)